nsfw american apparel ads

The intricate and fast paced nature of fashion means things behind the scenes aren’t always as great as they appear on the surface. American Apparel is a great example of this as the company has officially filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week. With operating losses over $340 million in the last five years along with another $45 million this year, their mountain of debt kept climbing while the execs put on a brave face. After battling a number of lawsuits and advertising controversies in the recent years it was a matter of time before the house of cards came tumbling down.

In light of American Apparel’s troubles, I wanted to take a moment to look back at some of their raunchiest and naughtiest ads that brought on a fair share of controversy because of their overly sexualised nature. Let’s dive in:

American Apparel NSFW

american apparel advertising

Down but not out the “Made in America” retailer will preserve its Los Angeles manufacturing center and keep open its 130 U.S. stores. I sincerely hope AA recover from this as they produce some genuinely high quality products that’s worth the extra penny.